Dr Christian Otto

Working Group Leader
Otto

Christian Otto leads the research group Event based modeling of the economic impact of
climate change
and is a sector coordinator for the energy sector in the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP). Together with his research group, he studies the socioeconomic impacts of extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones and fluvial floods at different timescales, ranging from direct (asset) losses over the spreading of indirect losses in the global supply network, to the long-term impacts of extreme weather events on economic development.

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 2481
christian.otto[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

ORCID

 since 2018Head of working group "Event-based Modeling of Economic Impacts of Climate Change"
                  at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany 

 

 2017Visiting Scientist
                  at Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA

 

2013 - 2019  Postdoctoral Researcher
                    at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany 

 

2009 - 2013                  Ph.D. in Physics (summa cum laude)
                                    

with Prof. Dr. Eckehard Schöll, Ph.D. at the Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Research Topic: Dynamics of Quantum Dot Lasers - Effects of Optical Feedback and External Optical Injection

 

2012Visiting Scientist
                          with Prof. Dr. Thomas Erneux at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium     

 

2009   Diploma in Physics (M.Sc.)
            at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

2004 - 2005Stay abroad
                   at Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France                          

 

  • Economic impacts of extreme weather events at different timescales - from direct asset losses, over supply-chain disruptions and price effects, to long-term impacts on economic growth
  • Price formation in agricultural commodity markets
  • Climate change impacts on global food security
  • Transition towards a sustainable economic system
  • Dynamical modeling and empirical quantifications
  • Agent-based modeling

Peer reviewed publications

Commentaries and policy briefs

Working papers

Book

Book chapters

Others

  • Acclimate - A dynamic agent-based supply-chain model for loss propagation in the global economic network 
  • Multi-TWIST -  A dynamic agent-based model for price and storage dynamics at agricultural world markets